So I was just playing some Tutankham for ColecoVision for the HSC and I was reminded of how choppy scrolling can be on the Coleco.
I was wondering, what sort of hardware was necessary back in the day to enable smooth scrolling and was it so expensive that some systems decided to go without?
I'd also like to compile a list in this thread of the early systems (consoles *and* computers) that were incapable and capable of smooth scrolling. I'll start it off. If others who know could please add to (or correct) the list.
No judging going on here. Nor am I trying to have a debate about intellectual property and piracy. I'm just curious. How many of you actually purchased most of your computer games/software back in the classic era and how many of you copied most of the stuff for your computer.